Most of the month of July was spent executing the most massive household renovation/ waste management/ de-stenching operation to date on Panache House while Chi was away on a musical research trip. This installment details the process of stripping, sanding and varnishing the soft wood floorboards in the interior hallway that were covered with grotty wall-to-wall carpet.   (more…)

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Chi is going on a hiking trip for this holiday weekend, plus a couple days, so this is what I plan on accomplishing:   (more…)

A recap of 2011 – a very eventful year!  (more…)

Most of the month of July was spent executing the most massive household renovation/ waste management/ de-stenching operation to date on Panache House while Chi was away on a musical research trip. This installment details the process of sanding and varnishing the beautiful vintage oak flooring in the living room that had been buried under two layers of nasty linoleum tiles and crappy wall-to-wall carpet.   (more…)

Most of the month of July was spent executing the most massive household renovation/ waste management/ de-stenching operation to date on Panache House while Chi was away on a musical research trip. This installment details the process of demolishing and stripping the beautiful vintage oak flooring in the living room that had been buried under two layers of nasty linoleum tiles and crappy wall-to-wall carpet.  (more…)

Most of the month of July was spent executing the most massive household renovation/ waste management/ de-stenching operation to date on Panache House while Chi was away on a musical research trip. This installment details the process of sealing the walls.   (more…)

Summary: I spent 4th of July weekend and most of the rest of that month executing the most massive household renovation/ waste management/ de-stenching operation to date on Panache House. This post describes the background and rationale, and the preparation process.   (more…)